Flutterwave and Microsoft have joined forces in a technological partnership that extends the fintech company’s payment capabilities beyond Africa.
Under a five-year agreement, Flutterwave will leverage Microsoft Azure to develop a new generation of payment services, expanding its reach across the African continent and globally.
The collaboration aims to enable Flutterwave to cater to multinational firms, including facilitating payments for prominent brands like Uber, Netflix, and Microsoft.
What Flutterwave and Microsoft Partnership Aims to Achieve
By integrating Flutterwave’s products such as Flutterwave for Business, Send by Flutterwave, Flutterwave Store, and Flutterwave for Fintech Platform onto Microsoft’s Azure Cloud Platform, the partnership seeks to deliver seamless, reliable, and secure payment experiences for businesses operating to and from Africa. This initiative is mutually beneficial for both parties involved.
Mike Gaal, General Manager at Microsoft Corporation, expresses that the partnership is driven by the support Azure provides for Flutterwave’s core operations. Gaal emphasizes Microsoft’s mission to empower every individual and organization worldwide and states that collaborating with Flutterwave brings them closer to achieving their goals in Africa.
Olugbenga Agboola, CEO of Flutterwave, acknowledges Microsoft’s contributions to their success, particularly in managing high-volume payment processing during peak periods. Agboola highlights the importance of Microsoft Azure’s robustness, reliability, and scalability in their operations, making a deeper collaboration with Microsoft the logical next step for their growth.
Gurbhej Dhillon, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Flutterwave, expresses optimism about the partnership’s potential to scale their platform. Dhillon highlights the significant developer leverage provided by Microsoft’s platform, which they can harness to serve their clients better. Additionally, Dhillon mentions the future possibilities of utilizing Azure OpenAI Service to expand their services and cater to even more merchants worldwide.
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